Captain Kouji Wada (和田 光示, Wada Kōji) was a member of the 7th Division. After berating Tsurumi, he was betrayed and killed by Tsukishima.[1]

Appearance[edit | edit source]

Wada's signature feature is his mustache which stretches from under his nose all the way to the side end of his chin. He also has slanted eyes and eyebrows, which give him a stern appearance. His face is long and this is emphasised by his short stature, though these proportions are evened out in the anime as he is drawn significantly taller.

He wore the standard Japanese military uniform and hat along with a heavy coat that kept him warm during the winter.

Personality[edit | edit source]

Wada was an irritable and strict man that was prone to yelling and punishing his fellow officers. His punishments were most likely harsh as evidenced by the fact that he was willing to strip Tsurumi of his status as First Lieutenant.

He is implied to have lost trust in Tsurumi and had likely suffered at the hands of his superiors for continuously giving him leeway ("I can't cover for you anymore"), though this line was omitted in the anime.

Plot[edit | edit source]

Frustrated that Tsurumi had taken four of his men out to Otaru and subsequently lost them while allowing another to go into critical condition, he confronted and berated him for his incompetence as a lieutenant. He then questioned his motives, ending it off by pointing at him while noting that there would be no place in the Imperial Japanese army for him. To this, Tsurumi brutally bit his finger off, spitting it onto his face as the captain could only look on in rage and disdain. His instinct was to then order Tsukishima to fire at will, which he did, but at him, thus ending his life. His corpse was stripped and buried by Tsurumi's men, who believed that it should make for some nice fertilizer for the plants when spring rolls around.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Kouji Wada has an associated gallery here.


Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • In the 2018 Golden Kamuy All-Stars popularity poll, Wada ranked 60th, gaining 412 votes.[2]

References[edit | edit source]

Site Navigation[edit | edit source]

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7th Division members Hajime TsukishimaKazuo Maeyama Kennosuke Mishima Kouhei NikaidouMokutarou KikutaOtonoshin KoitoTokishige Usami Tokushirou TsurumiYouhei Nikaidou  
Deserters Fumio Okada Genjirou TanigakiHouzou Tamai Hyakunosuke OgataIkutarou KomiyaNaoaki Noma Rikimatsu Ariko
Allies Heiji KoitoNarizou ArisakaTeruchika YodogawaYasaku Edogai  
Associates Kouji Wada Koujirou Hanazawa Yuusaku Hanazawa 
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